The City of Hamilton has released the holiday schedule for this year including special service on Christmas Day, which falls on a Sunday this year.
As with all holidays, several routes will not be in service on Christmas Day. These include:
Generally transit service will be reduced on Christmas Day with many routes starting later than usual and all routes ending earlier than on a typical night. Bus service will end earlier than the regular Sunday/Holiday service.
Aside from the following exceptions, the last bus departing downtown Hamilton on Christmas Day will be at 9:00pm. The following are the exception routes and their final departures.
3 CANNON – HAMILTON GO CENTRE – Final Departure: 4:00pm
5 DELAWARE (STONEY CREEK) – MAIN at MACNAB – Final Departure: 4:00pm
5 DELAWARE (5A ROSEDALE) – MAIN at MACNAB – Final Departure: 8:30pm
5 DELAWARE (5C MEADOWLANDS) – KING at JAMES – Final Departure: 8:30pm
5 DELAWARE (52 GOVERNORS) – KING at JAMES – Final Departure: 3:00pm
7 LOCKE – JAMES opposite KING WILLIAM – Final Departure: 8:40pm
8 YORK – JAMES at MAIN – Final Departure: 8:20pm
24 UPPER SHERMAN – MACNAB TRANSIT TERMINAL – Final Departure: 8:30pm
26 UPPER WELLINGTON – MACNAB TRANSIT TERMINAL – Final Departure: 8:30pm
41 MOHAWK (WB) – GAGE at INDUSTRIAL – Final Departure: 9:29pm
41 MOHAWK (EB) – MEADOWLANDS TERMINAL – 8:47pm
55 STONEY CREEK CENTRAL – EASTGATE TRANSIT TERMINAL – 5:27pm
56 CENTENNIAL – EASTGATE TRANSIT TERMINAL – 5:30pm
58 STONEY CREEK LOCAL – EASTGATE TRANSIT TERMINAL – 5:00pm
The actual timetables for the routes are listed below. You can click and save the full page with all of the timetables at the bottom.
The Santa Claus Parade will be held in Stoney Creek on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016. The parade will result in the total closure of King Street between Centennial Pkwy and Gray Road from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Gray Road between Highway # 8 and King Street will also be closed as a result of the parade from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
The Burlington Canal Lift Bridge will be closed to all traffic effective Monday, November 28th, 2016, until Friday, December 2nd, 2016 inclusive from approximately 8:00 PM until 5:00 AM each night for ongoing bridge repairs.
DUE TO THE LENGTHY DETOUR VIA THE QEW, DELAYS ARE POSSIBLE.
Therefore, route 11 PARKDALE buses will be on detour as follows below during these times:
Effective Saturday, November 26th, 2016 from approximately 7:00 AM until 12:00 PM, the entrance to St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s King Campus will be closed to bus traffic due to construction.
Route 5 DELAWARE will not directly service the building during this time and will remain on King Street.
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be stopping for a very brief visit to the Hamilton area on Monday, November 28th, 2016. The CP Holiday Train is decorated with thousands of Christmas Lights and supports local food banks. As a result of the train visit, the following roads will be closed to all traffic for several hours, from approximately 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM:
- Gage Avenue between Cumberland Avenue and Lawrence Road
- Lawrence Road between Gage Avenue and Ottawa Street
The train is scheduled to arrive at 7:45 PM with the event taking place between 8:00 PM and 8:40 PM.
The 2016 Waterdown Santa Claus parade will be held on Saturday, November 26th, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Due to the road closures for the parade route 18 WATERDOWN will be operating on a heavily modified routing from 5:00 PM until end of service.
As a result of the parade, the following road closures will be in effect from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM:
- Parkside Drive from Braeheid Avenue to Mill Street
- Centre Road from Concession # 5 East to Parkside Drive
- Hamilton Street from Parkside Drive to Dundas Street
- Dundas Street from Hamilton Street to Main Street
- Main Street from Dundas Street to Parkside Drive
Duke Street, between MacNab Street and Park Street, will be closed to all traffic from Monday, November 21st at 7:00 AM to Wednesday, November 23rd at 7:00 PM for crane work.
During this time route 6 ABERDEEN will be detoured as follows:
Effective Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 6:00 PM to Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at approximately 7:00 AM, Grenfell Avenue from Holly Avenue to Kenilworth Avenue will be closed due to a movie shoot.
As a result, route 41 MOHAWK (southbound via Kenilworth only) will be detoured.
Beginning next week, the City of Hamilton will be replacing several overhead signs along the Red Hill Valley Parkway (RHVP) between Dartnall Road and King Street E. The new signs will see all references to “Stone Church Road” changed to display “Upper Red Hill Valley Parkway”.
Effective Monday, November 14th, 2016 from approximately 9:00 AM until Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at approximately 7:00 PM, Kenilworth Avenue from Beach Road to Dofasco Avenue will be closed due to rail crossing repairs.
As a result, route 41 MOHAWK (north/eastbound via Kenilworth only) will be detoured.